My husband and I were feeling anxious to get out of the city. I’m a photographer, and it was pre-wedding season, so we had some time to kill. After doing some quick research, we found dog-friendly modern boutique hotel, The Lake House at High Peak Resort, in Lake Placid, New York. We packed our bags, our dog, and set off.


The drive was super scenic with trees so tall we thought we were on the west coast. Who knew–if we drove another hour we could have been in Canada!


We stayed in Lake Placid for three days and two nights. Waking up to the sunrise view of Lake Placid was spectacular. Since it was still winter, the lake was frozen and we could see dog sleds on the water as well. It was a total contrast from the city setting we are used to–such a nice getaway.


Since there are so many campsites, the summer months in Lake Placid are more booming… So we were happy to be there in winter, when things had a much slower pace. The local people were super helpful and so kind, always making recommendations for us to go eat or things to do. Town is very small, so everything is driveable and takes 10-15 minutes at most. Here’s a list of our recommendations in Lake Placid.

Where to stay: We stayed at a modern boutique hotel, The Lake House at High Peak Resort, which is like the Ace hotel of Lake Placid. The rooms are huge, modern, and cozy; ours had great views of Lake Placid.



What To Do And Where To Eat in Lake Placid:

If you’re in the mood for comfort food, Redneck Bistro can provide just that. The fried chicken and their famous fat bastard hamburger are delish and warming to the soul. 2192 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood is hands-down one of the best Prime Ribs ever. The restaurant also has a brewery and an interesting vintage collection. Try the beer flight! 2442 Main St Lake Placid, NY 12946.


You can’t go wrong with disco bowling at Bowl Winkles2750 Main Street Lake Placid NY 12946.


Liquids & Solids has creative customized cocktails and innovative food like ink squid spaetzle with rock shrimp–and so many more–on their seasonal menu. We had fresh made homemade pate and cherry jams from Kreature, which is their butcher, right next door. The next day, we went back for lunch to pick up local cheese and more Pate. I wish there were a place like this in NYC; everything was so fresh and reasonably priced. 6115 Sentinel Rd Lake Placid, NY 12946.


For wine lovers, do a tasting at Goose Watch Winery and Swedish Hill Winery Tasting Room. Other noteworthy places: Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum & ski slopes and the John Brown Farm State Historic Site.